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  • Yamaha Majesty 400c Review

    I own a Majesty 125cc

    1. The video below is the updated (and more powerful) model:

  • Sony Subsidises Supercomputers for the US Military?

    Ars has a great article about how Sony through the Playstation 3’s awesome power (can’t you tell which of this generations consoles I own?) and subsidy (based on recoup of selling games and hardware - a model pioneered with the PS1)

    With respect to cell processors, a single 1U server configured with two 3.2GHz cell processors can cost up to $8K while two Sony PS3s cost approximately $600. Though a single 3.2 GHz cell processor can deliver over 200 GFLOPS, whereas the Sony PS3 configuration delivers approximately 150 GFLOPS, the approximately tenfold cost difference per GFLOP makes the Sony PS3 the only viable technology for HPC applications.

    Calling the PS3 “the only viable technology for HPC applications” is wildly overstating it, but we get the picture.

  • Nuclear Power Debates... why not in Ireland?

    Some really informative stuff on Slashdot regarding nuclear power:

  • Interesting Video for Windows 7 fans

    I mentioned this to people in College, and some people said boot times are irrelevant. Still it shows who can get the best performance out of similar hardware, who has to load more legacy stuff etc. so it is useful for some metrics:

  • Is a Mac Pro overpriced?

    Gizmodo seem to think so:

    The $2,500 Mac Pro, desperately in need of a refresh, gives you a 2.66GHz Quad-Core Xeon (essentially an i7), 3GB of RAM (triple channel, but seriously?), 640GB hard drive (again, seriously?) and a nominal graphics card. Spend $800 more and you’ll get a another processor and 3GB more RAM.

    The $2200, 27-inch iMac obviously includes a screen, plus you get a 2.8GHz Quad-Core (i7), 1TB drive, 4GB of RAM and a nominal graphics card.


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